From Regency to Fantasy

Fictional Intruder

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

As I am an avid reader, I find this prompt very difficult. There are so many fictional adventures I would love to experience.


#1. I am a huge, huge, huge Jane Austen fan, so for my first experience I would want to go to a Regency period ball and if Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Wentworth, or Mr. Tilney were there to sweep me off my feet, then that would be all the better. I would want the carriage to bring me to and take me from the ball as well and the beautiful dresses that the women wore too. I want the whole experience!


#2. I would like to learn magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I would enjoy learning in the big castle and staying there.


#3. Finally, I would like to travel to the forest of Lothlorien and visit with the elves. I would also like to visit Rivendale. The elves of J.R.R Tolkien’s world sound beautiful and amazing. I would love to talk with them and learn from them.



Fearless Fantasies

How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?

I am not altogether sure that I want a life without fear. I am so perfectly happy with where I am at in my life right now and I know that my fears have contributed to to who I am today and where I have been.

Fear is an instinct that is triggered to tell us when danger is nearby. Sometimes our fears are silly like being afraid of the dark, but sometimes our fears are real, such as being afraid of a person who could hurt you.

Our fears help shape our lives. Sometimes they hold us back, but sometimes they save us. It is hard to say whether or not my life would be better or worse without fear because that is asking how different would your life be if you made choice A over choice B. You just cannot know the answer.